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Auction Name
Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper
Auction Date
07/08/2021 - 07/08/2021
Sale Number
#2191
Total Lots
282
Sold Lots
250
Lots Sold
88.65%
Unsold Lots
32
Total Sales (GBP)
66,178.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
38,180.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
55,690.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
45,380.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
66,090.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
100.13%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
250 Byron (Robert).- Zervos (Christian)

L'Art de la Mésopotamie..., Robert Byron's copy with his signature, Paris

1935x GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 3,000.00
164 Sharp (Granville)

The Just Limitation of Slavery in the Laws of God, compared with The unbound Chains of the African Traders and British American Slaveholders. With a copious Appendix, first edition,

1776 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 1,875.00
251 Millet (Gabriel) & D.Talbot Rice.

& D.Talbot Rice. Byzantine Painting at Trebizond, first edition, Byron's copy with pencil notes

1936 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,500.00
205 Beckford (William).

Sale Catalogue Magnificent Effects at Fonthill Abbey, Wilts. to be sold by Auction, By Mr. Christie, interleaved with a few prices and annotations

1822 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,250.00
149 [Burton (Robert)], "Democritus Junior".

"Democritus Junior". The Anatomy of Melancholy

1660 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,125.00
169 Cervantès Saavedra (Miguel de)

The History and Adventures of the renowned Don Quixote, 2 vol., translated by T. Smollett,

1755 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 937.50
244 Keynes (John Maynard)

Great Britain's Foreign Investments, in The New Quarterly Magazine

1910 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 937.50
252 Arlington (L.C.) & Harold Acton, translators & editors.

& Harold Acton, translators & editors. Famous Chinese Plays, inscribed by Acton to Robert Byron

1937 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 812.50
63 Diebold (John)

Automation. The Advent of the Automatic Factory, first edition,

1952 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 812.50
118 Thompson (George, slavery abolitionist)

Negro Slavery, "Still let me plead the injur'd Negro's cause" first line, manuscript,

1831 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 780.00
143 Verstegan (Richard)

A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence: in Antiquities...,

1628 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 750.00
193 Lamb (Charles)

The Book of Ranks and Dignities of British Society. Chiefly intended for the instruction of young persons,

1805 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 750.00
249 Byron (Robert).- Zervos (Dr. Skevos)

La Question du Dodecanese et ses Documents Diplomatiques, first edition, Athens

1926 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 687.50
8 Grote (George)

A History of Greece, 8 vol. in 9

1862 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 687.50
10 Neve (Arthur)

Tourist's Guide to Kashmir, Ladakh, Skardo, Etc.,

1891 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 687.50
43 Millais (John Guille)

The Natural History of British Game Birds, one of 550 copies

1909 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 687.50
152

Magna Charta de Foresta.- The Great Charter of the Forest, Declaring the Liberties of it, modern green morocco, gilt,

1680 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 625.00
26 Dugdale (Sir William)

The History of St. Pauls Cathedral in London, 3 parts in 1, first edition,

1658 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 625.00
126 Kipling (John Lockwood)

3 Autograph Letters signed to Martin Wood

1891 & n.d., on various Indian topics, including the publishing of his book, Beast and Man in India...; and another ALs from Alice Kipling (4). GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 624.00
206

Execution.- A Particular Account of the Dying Behaviour of John Matthews, Who was executed at Oxford... For a Highway Robbery, broadside

1822 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 600.00
  • <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Bible, English. The Holy Bible, Second Folio edition, the "Great She Bible", engraved More-Speed 1611 map of Canaan, Robert Barker, 1613-11. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Galilei (Galileo). <i>Opere,</i> 2 vol., first collected edition, Bologna, Heirs of Dozza for Carlo Manolessi, 1656-1655. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Venetian choirbook.- Single leaf from a 13th century Venetian antiphonal, with large decorated initial, manuscript on vellum, Venice, [c.1260]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Petrarca (Francesco). <i>Rerum vulrgarium fragmenta,</i> decorated manuscript on paper, Italy, [second half of the 15th century]. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> New York School of abstract expressionists.- Abbott (Mary Lee). [Sketch book of original artwork], [New York], 1945. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Contemporary colouring.- Nitzschewitz (Hermannus). <i>Novum beatae Mariaevirginis psalterium,</i> Zinna, Press of the Cistercian Monastery, 1493. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Shakespeare source book.- Montemayor (Jorge de). Diana of George of Montemayor: translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong, first edition in English, B[ishop]., 1598. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Milton (John). Poems of Mr. John Milton, Both English and Latin, Compos'd at several times, first edition, state with "S" in "S. Pauls" in imprint, 1645. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Power and the Glory,</i> first edition, 1940. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Crowley (Aleister). View of the Tyrrhenian Sea, probably from the hill behind the abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily, charcoal, [1921]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale,</i> first edition, 1953. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> China.- Thomson (John). <i>Illustrations of China and Its People,</i> 4 vol., first edition, 96 photographic plates, 1873-74. £15,000 to £20,000.
  • <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Athanasius. <i>Illustrium Virorum Opuscula,</i> Paris, 1500. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, Translated Faithfully into English,</i> Rheims, John Fogny, 1582. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stith, William. <i>The First History of Virginia printed in America,</i> [Williamsburg, 1747]. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b><br>S. Bonaventure. <i>Commentarius in Secundum Librum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi,</i> Venice, 1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Juvenalis, Junii. <i>Satyrae,</i> with the commentary of Domitius Calderinus, Venice, 1475. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. <i>Opera.</i> Ed. with commentary of Christophorus Landinus, Florence, 1482. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Scotus, Duns. <i>Quaestiones in Quattuor Libros Sententiarum,</i> 1476-1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Polidori, John. <i>The Vampyre, A Tale,</i> Paris, 1819. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom's Cabin,</i> Vol. I and II, 1852, and a Later Edition, 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Book of Hours, Illuminated Vellum, Calendar of Months, 15th century. $600 to $900.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>Picturesque,</i> America, Europe, Palestine, and Russia, 1872-1885. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.
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